Trend Alert | Women’s Baseball Hats

The baseball hat trend for women is on fire! We are seeing women’s baseball hats everywhere and in many different styles. Ditch the traditional baseball hat! It’s time to pick up a leather or suede baseball hat!

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A few weeks ago Kaitlyn Bristowe from the Bachelorette posted a picture of herself in a leather baseball hat and I instantly thought to myself “I HAVE to get one of those!”

How to wear your baseball hats:

It’s simple. Hats are perfect for bad hair days or days that you are just running late! Pull your hair back into a low pony, throw on a hat and call it a day!  Some days, you just wake up feeling a little bit trendier than the day before and want to wear a leather or suede hat! Add some soft curls under your hat, put on your favorite color of lipstick and show the day who’s boss!

What to wear with your baseball hats:

Honestly, anything! There aren’t rules to wearing a baseball hat. Dress your baseball hat up or down, either way you will make that hat look good 😉

I have taken my faux leather and faux suede baseball hats and paired them with a few of my favorite outfits.

Simple baseball hats look

The simple look:

You can’t go wrong adding a black suede baseball hat to your hat collection. This hat will match just about anything. I’ve paired it with one of my favorite Z Supply Faux Suede Pocket Tees and Kancan Jeans. To top this outfit off, I added a pair of heeled booties.

The edgy baseball hats look

The CHIC look:

This leather hat will add a little bit of glam to your outfits. I paired my faux leather hat with a  black and floral bomber jacket. To complete this chic look, I paired it with classic Converse shoes.

The comfy baseball hats look

The comfy look:

An easy outfit that never fails: jeans, a graphic tee, a baseball a hat and sneakers. Adding a braid under your hat is always a good option. This casual outfit and hair combo is perfect for those relaxing evenings with your besties!

Date night ready
Date night ready in my Camo Z-Supply Dress with a faux suede hat!
Trend Alert | Women’s Baseball Hats

Choker Necklaces: Trending Now

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Photos from Pinterest

The choker necklace is back and having a major moment; further proving that everything eventually comes back in style (hello crop tops and Birkenstocks). This trend is flooding the red carpets, featured on the covers of your favorite magazines, and impossible to miss while scrolling through the Gram. Celebrities and fashion icons alike are rocking this trend and so can you!

Adding a choker to your look will both draw attention to your neckline and frame your face. Plus, the “cool girl” vibe you’ll get from rocking this trendy accessory is a nice bonus.

YES, YOU CAN PULL OFF CHOKER NECKLACES.

Choker necklaces can work for every style from boho chic to minimalist to 90’s grunge. Don’t be afraid to pair a choker (or two or three..) with an off the shoulder shirt or a low neckline.

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These short necklaces are perfect for layering, but can make just as much of a style statement flying solo. Mix and match your long chain necklaces with a single strand choker or ditch the extras and let a simple choker shine on its own!

Create a look that’s uniquely you with a cute choker necklace!

Choker Necklaces: Trending Now

Trucker Hats: Glik’s Style Blog

The obsession with trucker hats is more than a passing fad. A cute hat can be the perfect finishing touch to your #OOTD, a time saver on hectic mornings, and your new best friend. If you think trucker hats are solely reserved for southern girls, don’t be fooled! There are styles to reflect almost any fashion taste.

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Judith March trucker hats are boho chic meets southern style with a touch of edgy glam. The distressed details and cute front patches pair perfectly with a double v-neck Piko top, lace bralette, and  aviator sunglasses.

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Simply Southern hats are the quintessential hats for southern preps! These adorable trucker hats boast perfectly preppy designs like turtles, arrows, and bow ties. Show off your love for all things southern by pairing a Simply Southern hat with a tank top from Southern Shirt Company.

trucker hatsThese styles of hats can also be paired with your favorite t-shirt dress! Adding a cute hat to an outfit like this will elevate your casual day style. Pair a Judith March hat with a black Piko dress and gladiator sandals.

How are you styling your trucker hat this season?

Trucker Hats: Glik’s Style Blog

Lokai Partners with Make-A-Wish

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Photo from Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish is determined to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Thanks to the efforts of tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters, a wish is granted every 35 minutes on average in the United States and its territories.

Granting a wish is more than just an act of compassion for an ill child. The whole experience has the power to change the lives of wish kids, parents, doctors, volunteers, and anyone else who may be involved in the process. According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, health professionals recognize having a wish granted as an important adjunct in a child’s medical treatment. Not only does the wish experience provide kids with a day, two days, or even a week of happiness, but parents and volunteers also observe that a wish come true makes wish kids feel stronger. It can also be a source of encouragement to comply more readily with treatment protocols and to experience less fear facing their life threatening conditions.

NEON LOKAI MAKE A WISH
Photo from Make-A-Wish

Every year, around 27,000 children are newly qualified to have their biggest wish granted. For each wish, there needs to be two wish-granting volunteers in addition to volunteers who help behind the scenes at the Make-A-Wish office with event management and an array of other roles. That’s a lot of people donating their time and a lot of resources that need to be funded. One major cost that must be covered is the cost of wish travel for wish kids and their families. Make-A-Wish requires upwards of 2.5 billion frequent flier miles each year. There are a number of secure ways to help raise funds to cover these costs and to help Make-A-Wish come closer to achieving their ultimate vision- making every eligible child’s wish come true.

NEON LOKAI BRACELET
Photo from Lokai

Determined to do their part, Lokai has pledged to donate $1 to Make-A-Wish America for each neon Lokai bracelet sold between today, April 11th and May 31st, with a minimum donation of $300,000. The neon Lokai are available for a limited time and are sold at every Glik’s location. View a complete listing of our locations here to find a store near you.

 

Lokai Partners with Make-A-Wish

Spring Break 2016 Essentials

It’s spring break, y’all!

Whether you’re going to Panama City to see Dan+Shay, LOCASH or Chris Janson or to Mexico to just hangout with friends, we want to make sure you have all the spring break essentials that will help you survive during this fun filled week. From the weekend bag to take with you on the trip to the items to wear on the beach we will help you pack for an unforgettable trip!

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Let’s get packing!

Grab your Simply Southern weekend bag and let’s fill it up with all the must haves you will need for spring break! And don’t forget your cosmetic bag also!

Simply Southern

You want to make sure to pack a variety of outfits for all the various activities that will be going on during spring break! Most of the week you will be hanging out on the beach in your favorite Amuse swim suit with a cover up and some nights you might be hanging out at the club, which requires a dressier outfit like a romper with a pair of heels. Other days you might just want to run around in your Simply Southern tees with a pair of denim shorts and Reef sandals.

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Elan Romper

Simply Southern T-Shirt

Oh and don’t forget to pack your koozies, sunglasses and sunscreen for those hot and sunny days. Make sure to always have a cool drink in your hand and stay protected by the sun. It’s never fun being the burnt, dehydrated lobster at spring break.

Koozies

For days that consist of just hanging out on the beach, a beach blanket will be the perfect item to bring. The beach blanket is thicker than a towel and wide enough for more than just one person. You can easily roll this blanket up and put it in your bag while traveling around the beach.Spring Break Beach Blanket

Spring Break 2016 Essentials

Lokai Joins the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen, and the memories you’ve made along the way.“ -Unknown


Imagine a World Without Alzheimer’s

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Photo from @alzassociation Instagram

Did you know that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia? The Alzheimer’s Association works on a local, national, and global level to assist those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to their website, their mission is to “eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”

Lokai Supports the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

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Photo from Lokai

With the release of the limited edition purple Lokai bracelet, Lokai has promised to donate $1 to the Alzheimer’s Association for each purple Lokai sold between February 1, 2016 and February 29th, 2016 with a minimum contribution of $300,000.

Join the #FightForMemories

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Help Glik’s join Lokai in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association in their fight to accelerate the pace of research toward finding a cure for this devastating disease. The purple Lokai are available for a limited time and are sold at every Glik’s location. View a complete listing of our locations here to find a store near you.

Lokai Joins the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

We’re always trying to find the perfect gift to give to our valentine’s and although there are a thousand of ideas out there your just not sure if she will love it! Here is a gift giving guide that will help you pick out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift that she will love!

Alex and Ani

Alex and AniYou won’t go wrong giving your valentine an Alex and Ani bangle this year! And you’re probably thinking there are just way too many bangles to pick out the perfect one that she will love. Well, here is a little guidance for getting her the perfect Alex and Ani bangle!

If she is just starting her collection then I always recommend giving The Path of Life or the Tree of Life bangle. The Path of Life stands for strength, motivation and knowledge. The Tree of Life stands for hope, conservation, and growth. I think these are the two most generic Alex and Ani bangles that would be perfect for just about anyone.

If you don’t think The Path of Life or The Tree of Life are the perfect ones for her then there are plenty of other options. Another one I would recommend is the initials bangles or the birthstone bangles.  These are more personal and you won’t go wrong giving your valentine one of these.Alex and Ani

And the last option I recommend is the Alex and Ani Valentine’s Day Collection. There are many different styles to choose from in this collection. Pictured below is the Love Set of 3 paired with many other Alex and Ani bangles. I personally love this set because it includes the Love Color Infusion Charm Bangle, a metal beaded bangle and a metal and glass beaded bangle all in the Shiney Rose Gold.

Key Chains and Koozies

Natural Life Key ChainsAlthough the Alex and Ani bangles are nice, we have Natural Life key chains and koozies that would also be perfect for your valentine. These cute key chains are a daily reminder to stay positive with quotes like “Don’t look back you’re not going that way” andNatural Life Koozies “I think I’ll just be happy today.” These koozie are always fun and enjoyable. There is a quote on one that I just love and would be perfect for your valentine, “Live by the Sun, love by the Moon.” Evenif your valentine isn’t a girlfriend or wife, these Natural Life accessories would be perfect for either your best friend or sister that could be your valentine this year.

Simply Southern

For your preppy or young valentine, Simply Southern will be the perfect Valentine’s day
gift for her. From several different styles of tees, to accessories, we have the perfect
Simply Southern Valentine’s Day gift that just about any girl will love!

Simply Southern TeeTees

Give her the Valentine’s Day gift that she will LOVE this year! Simply Southern has ador
able tees that will be perfect for Valentine’s Day, wearing or gifting. One of my favorites is our brick colored one that has the quote “Do Everything with Love” screen-printed on the back. Another tee that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day would be our coral colored tee that has the quote “Let All That You Do Be Done with Love” screen printed on the back.

Keychains

Every girl loves monograms! We just received new Simply Southern Monogram key chains that your valentine will love. Perfect for your little valentine in middle school or high school that needs the perfect keychain for her house gift giving ideaskey or for the sorority girlthat just loves monograms!

Magnets

Another great gift for the girl that loves monograms is these magnets. Your little valentine could decorate her school locker with her monogrammed magnet or the sorority girl can use it in her dorm or put it on her car. Either way, girls of all ages will love this gift!

CC Beanies

CC Beanies

Every girl loves CC Beanies! It doesn’t matter if your valentine is your girlfriend or your daughter, either way they will love it! Coming in various colors and styles, this beanie will be an easy gift to give.

Stance Socks 

Stance Socks for WomenIf your valentine is anything like me then they are a sucker for a cute pair of socks. I wear them around the house and with my tall fall boots.
Other girls have been styling them with their converse and other casual shoes. Either way they will love a fun pair of socks for Valentine’s Day!

Gift Giving Guide for Men

Star Wars Stance Socks

No worries, Star Wars Stance SocksYoda only one for mewe didn’t forget about the impossible ones to shop for!? If your valentine is a Star War’s fan then we have the perfect Valentine’s Day for gift for them! This is a great gift for guys! It’s simple but still thoughtful.

1897 Men’s Henleys

Gift for guys

Another great option for men are these 1897 Henleys for Men. These basics will become a favorite of his. Great for the end of winter and the beginging of spring. These henleys are a must have!

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

Embrace Your Journey with the Lokai Bracelet

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photo courtesy of Jeremy Glik

Recently, I came across a quote that immediately caught my attention.

The quote is from L.R. Knost and it reads:

“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful, it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”

Lokai is the ultimate representation of this statement. The lokai bracelet features a clear silicone beaded band with one white bead and one black bead.

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photo from @livelokai Instagram

The black bead is infused with mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. This bead represents the lows that life will inevitably present. Throughout these lows, stay hopeful.

The while bead is infused with water from Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. This bead represents the highs that balance out life’s lows. Throughout these joyous highs, stay humble.

The remaining beads of the lokai bracelet are all clear and represent the cycle of life connecting all of the euphoric highs and heart wrenching lows.

Going into the New Year, let lokai be a constant reminder that no matter how bumpy or smooth life’s ride is, the journey is your own.

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photo from @livelokai Instagram

Lokai bracelets are available at all Glik’s locations.

Embrace Your Journey with the Lokai Bracelet

Yea.Nice Beanies |An Interview with Josh Sherman|

“It’s a Nice Life.”

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With an eclectic group of advocates and an overall brand purpose that goes far beyond making cool stocking hats, Yea.Nice is a company that deserves your attention. I was lucky enough to learn about where the brand started, their purpose, and their plans for the future from Josh Sherman, Co-founder and CEO, of the brand.

We’ll start off with an easy one. Can you tell our readers about Yea.Nice?

Yea.Nice focuses on producing high quality beanies through our 3 yarn stories; acrylic, wool, and cashmere. We also donate 1 polar fleece lined beanie to homeless shelters for every beanie sold on yeanice.com and through select retailers through our Beanies4Life program. We are heavily rooted in Action Sports as JJ Thomas (co-founder) and I used to be professional snowboarders, but we have grown into a lifestyle brand known for quality and expanded to having top musicians and celebrities wearing the brand.

You used to offer a wide assortment of other products. What caused the specific shift to your focus on beanies? Why not another product like gloves or face masks?

We looked into the market place and asked, what is our biggest opportunity? After a lot of research, we felt that no brand was producing a high quality beanie with an authentic message, with JJ and I spending 15+ years snowboarding in the harshest conditions it provides an authentic message our customers can connect with. Combine that with our Beanies4Life program that provides the homeless community with polar fleece lined beanies during the cold winter months we knew that our messaging and quality product could make us the category leader and that has been our mission since. To become a category leader, it would’ve been too distracting to have other categories, so we dropped them all and it’s worked for us.

As with most brands in the beginning stages, success for Yea.Nice didn’t happen over night. What’s the best advice that you could give to other young entrepreneurs?

Can you endure endless years of being sleep deprived? Can you sacrifice your personal time for friends, even loved ones? Are you ok with losing your own money, or living poor? If you said yes to all 3 can you stomach your business failing? If you answered yes to all 4, then maybe you have a chance at making your business successful.

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Was there anyone in particular along the way that gave you a piece of advice that has stuck with you? If so, what words of wisdom did they share?

I don’t have one piece of advice that has stuck with me, however I’ve had the opportunity to work directly with some phenomenal entrepreneurs. I’ve learned from them that there are 24 hours in a business day, not 8 and that every detail is important.

You have a diverse group of people representing your brand. Can you tell our readers about your advocates?

This last week was big for us, we had Justin Bieber wearing Yea.Nice on the Jimmy Fallon show, USA Today show and that was on the cover of every media station globally. We have pro snowboarders like Louie Vito, pro skaters like Boo Johnson, pro surfers like Sage Erickson, we have Klay Thompson from the NBA all wearing Yea.Nice and the list goes on. The support from our advocates and celebrities has been amazing. Why would they wear another beanie? Wearing our brand is a statement, a statement that you care about quality and helping others.

Justin Bieber and Jimmy Fallon

Do you find yourself being inspired by this group of guys during the design process?

Absolutely, they’re an inspiring group.

The Yea.Nice Beanies4Life program has become a huge success. What inspired you guys to create this one-for-one program? How does this success motivate your plans for the future of the program?

The origin of Beanies4Life was JJ and I used to fly out of Denver, CO airport and one time after coming in from a flight late at night we saw a homeless man outside and it must have been 10 degrees outside and we thought, how is he making it through the night? We did some research and discovered that thousands of homeless people were dying from hypothermia each year and we knew we had to do something. Shortly after we created Beanies4Life, a 1-for-1 program where every beanie sold on yeanice.com and with select retailers we match them and donate a polar fleece lined beanie to homeless shelters across the country. It’s an amazing program and we’re actually doing a huge donation next Friday. We have shut down skid row in Los Angeles from 5th – 6th street on Julian and we’re donating 5,000 polar fleece lined beanies and providing water and basic medical care. We’re on track to donate 75,000 beanies since its launch in 2014 by the end of this year and our goal is to continue to donate as many beanies as we can and help people in need.

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You’ve traveled to a lot of really cool places to promote your brand and attend various trade shows. Do you use your travel experiences for inspiration for designs, fabrics, or new colorways?

Absolutely, you never turn off your product development mindset. Traveling is one of the best ways to open your mind to create better products.

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What does the future look like for Yea.Nice?

To be the #1 beanie category leader with no one in our rear view mirror.

If you had to choose 3 words to sum up Yea.Nice, what would they be?

Change the world.

Want in on the hype? Check out our selection of Yea.Nice beanies on gliks.com.

Yea.Nice Beanies |An Interview with Josh Sherman|

Glik’s Stocking Stuffers

Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving week and only 30 days until Christmas?!? It’s time to start thinking about what you are going to give everyone on your gift giving list.  As much as I love shopping for other people, finding the perfect stocking stuffers is the hardest.

We have put together a list of out favorite stocking stuffers to make it a little easier for you!

For gals:

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1.  Candy Rain Fleece Lined Leggings: We all know that leggings are favored over wearing pants any day in the wintertime. Especially when the leggings are lined with fleece.  So cozy 🙂 This is a gift that you can buy for just about any gal on your list and they will love it!  You might as well get a pair or two for yourself also.  They are only $6 😉

2.  Simply Southern Preppy Tervis Tumbler:   This is the perfect gift for any preppy girl on your list.  It will keep her hot drinks hot and her cold drinks cold.  What’s not to love!

3.  CC Beanie:   This beanie is a must have this season and it comes in about 15 different colors. You should have no problem finding one that will match her coat!

4.  Boot Cuffs:  These are a hot trend this year. She can pair them with her skinny jeans or fleece lined leggings.  All she will need to do is throw on her favorite boots and she will be set!

5.  Mittens:  Who wouldn’t want a pair of comfy, cable knit mittens?  This is the perfect item for that gal on your list that is hard to buy for.

6.  Natural Life Boho Bandeau Headband:  This is for the gal on your list that loves to experiment with her hair.  This boho headband can be worn 10 different ways, so she won’t limited to just wearing it in her hair!

For the guys:

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1.  Fleece Pajama Pants:  Perfect for keeping any guy on your list warm while lounging or sleeping this winter.

2.  Beanies:  Beanies make a statement while keeping his head warm this winter. Every guy needs a strong hat game!

3.  Koozies:  He still needs to keep his beverage cold, even thought the temperature outside is dropping.  Koozies make the perfect stocking stuffer for any guy who boats, barbecues or likes to have a good time.

4.  Stance Socks: These socks are the perfect accessory for that guy on your list that likes to add a pinch of fashion to his look.  They come in an array of colors and patterns and look great with jeans or joggers.

5.  The North Face ETip Gloves:  Every guy needs a good pair of gloves.  This particular pair is designed with TNF Apex ClimateBlock fabric featuring a DWR water resistant finish.  They also have 5-finger ETip conductive technology that will allow him to access his electronics without having to take off his gloves.  That is a win-win right there!

I hope this list will help you find great stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!

Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Glik’s Stocking Stuffers